If you have a cherished designer handbag, you probably know how important it is to take care of it in order to keep it looking fresh and new. That being said, many of us don’t know how to do so, thus causing unnecessary and irreparable damage to an otherwise pristine designer handbag! Here are 5 simple tips from Melltoo for fashionistas who adore their handbags in Dubai and want to keep them stylish for years to come.
Tip#1: Be Pro-active about Bag Care
The easiest way to keep your bag clean and in good shape is to be mindful about where you put it and how you store. Furthermore, you should also be cautious about what you put in it. Make sure to store any cosmetics that you carry in a makeup bag and make it a habit to carry dry ink pens, so you can avoid any unpleasant accidents and unnecessary emergency cleaning fees!
Tip#2: Store Properly So You Don’t Have To Restore
When it comes to taking care of your bag, where you keep it is just as important as how you keep it. Shoving your bag in a closet or throwing in on your bed, as your kids jump up and down on it is not the best way to keep it in pristine shape! Designate a specific hook or shelf area in your closet with ample space between bags (if you have more then one) so you avoid denting your bags with the weight of other objects.
Tip #3: Keep your Bag Cool by Keeping it Cool
The worse thing you can do to a designer handbag is store it incorrectly! What do you mean store it incorrectly? That means putting your bag in a room that is too hot, too cold, too humid or too dry. Although we don’t really have a problem with the cold in the UAE (unless you’re talking about our arctic air-conditioned rooms) it can get very hot, humid and dry depending on where you are, so make sure to keep your bag in a cool, ventilated room.
Tip #4: Don’t Get Bent Out of Shape About Your Bag’s Shape
If you want to avoid ruining the structure of your bag, stretching the leather and breaking the zipper, avoid over stuffing it. Having said that, even when you’re not using your designer handbag, you should keep it appropriately stuffed with paper or a cushion, so it doesn’t lose its natural shape. If you’re buying a preloved handbag from a Facebook fashion group or Melltoo, make sure to ask sellers about any dents or structural problems that their bags might have, so you know what you’re dealing with when you get it.
Tip #5: Always Spot-Test a New Cleaning Method
If you’re going to try to clean your bag for the first time, make sure to test your DIY cleaning method on the inside of your bag or a place that no one can see it. Before cleaning it, do you research and make sure you know what kind of material you’re dealing with, so you can buy the right cleaning products for your DIY cleaning attempt. If you’re afraid to treat a stain or clean your bag yourself, there are several places in Dubai that can help you deal with that.
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